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Post by Admin on Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:41 am

The government has confirmed plans to close 87 Jobcentre Plus (JCP) offices over the next seven months, and The Mirror has published the full list of the Jobcentres in question. The move will not only create job losses, but will also make it more difficult for unemployed people to find work.
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15 JCP offices were axed in August and September. A further 58 will now be closed in 2018. As The Mirror reports, this could result in the loss of hundreds of jobs. The DWP said that the:

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2017/10/06/government-confirms-plans-close-87-jobcentres-next-7-months/
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Re: 87 Jobcentres over the next 7 months to close

Post by KatiLB on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:04 pm

The full List
October 2017

Broxburn, 97 East Main Street, EH52 5EE - 6 October 2017
Mountain Ash, New County Road, CF45 4HU - 6 October 2017
Plaistow, 3-9 Balaam Street, Paistow, E13 8EB - 6 October 2017
Pyle, Ffald Road Shopping Centre, CF33 6BP - 6 October 2017
Hornchurch, Pioneer House, North Street, RM11 1QZ - 20 October 2017
Wilmslow Venture House, 46-52 Water Lane, SK9 5AH - 20 October 2017
Clay, Cross Bridge Street, S45 9EF - 27 October 2017
Manchester Atherton, 129 Market Street, M46 0DF - 27 October 2017
Port Glasgow, 6 Scarlow Street, PA14 5EY - 27 October 2017

Bolsover Unit, 3. 3 Cotton Street, S44 6HA - 3 November 2017
Stornoway, 13-15 Francis Street, HS1 2NA - 3 November 2017
Edmonton Annex, 135 Upper Fore Street, N18 2XF - 10 November 2017
Thetford, Townsend House, Guildford Street, IP24 2DT - 10 November 2017
Abingdon, Torus House, 38 -44 Stert Street, OW14 3QS - 17 November 2017
Fort William, Waverley House High Street, PH33 6XX - 17 November 2017
Liverpool Aintree, 70 Walton Vale, L9 4RQ - 17 November 2017
Glasgow Anniesland, 21 Herschell Street, G13 1HT - 24 November 2017
Highgate, 1A Elthorne Rd, Highgate Hill, N19 4AL - 24 November 2017
Liverpool 20, Williamson Square, L1 1PW - 24 November 2017

Eltham, 1 Passey Place, SE9 5DA - 1 December 2017
Helston, Star House, 5 Coinagehill Street Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8ER - 1 December 2017
Leyland, 71 Towngate, PR25 2LR - 1 December 2017
Batley, 26 Wellingotn Street, WF17 5HZ - 8 December 2017
Clevedon, 28 Old Street - 8 December 2017
Edgware, Middlesex House, 29 -45 High Street, HA8 7DX - 8 December 2017
Bristol Central Eagle House, 1 Street Stephens Street, BS1 1EN - 15 December 2017
Lewisham (Catford), 9-19 Rushey Green, SE6 4AZ - 15 December 2017
Newcastle, Condercum House, 171 West Road, NE15 6PL - 15 December 2017
Wick Girnigoe Street, Caithness, KW1 4HJ - 15 December 2017

Bristol, Easton 442 - 450 Stapleton Road- 5 January 2018
East Ham, 473 Barking Road, E6 2LL - 5 January 2018
Shipley, Wainman Street, BD17 7DN - 5 January 2018
Finchley, 40 Ballards Lane, N3 2BL - 12 January 2018
Glasgow, Maryhill Road, G20 9DH - 12 January 2018
Rotherham, High Street Goldthorpe, S63 9LQ - 12 January 2018
Totnes, Westward House, New Walk, TQ9 5WA - 12 January 2018
Dagenham, Chequers Lane, RM9 6P - 19 January 2018
Glasgow, Langside 152 -158 Battlefield Road, G42 9JT - 19 January 2018
Liskeard Bell House, 7 -9 Church Street - 19 January 2018
Spalding, Broadgate House, Westlode Street, PE11 2BQ - 19 January 2018
Andover, 6 London Street, Hampshire, SP10 2PA - 26 January 2018
Haverhill, 65 and 67A High Street, CB9 8AH - 26 January 2018
Skipton, Cavendish House, Newmarket Street, BD23 2HN - 26 January 2018
Southall, 68 The Broadway, UB1 1QD - 26 January 2018

Blackpool, South South Tyldesley Road, Blackpool, FY1 5DJ - 2 February 2018
Glasgow, Bridgeton 9 Muslim Street, G40 4AZ - 2 February 2018
Hull, Market Place South Church Side, HU1 1RU - 2 February 2018
Huntingdon, 2-6 Hartford Road, PE29 3PB - 2 February 2018
Kidderminster, 12 Lower Mill Street, DY11 6TT - 2 February 2018
Kingston, 3 Brook Street, KT1 2EY - 2 February 2018
Newton Abbot Sherborne House, Kingsteignton Road, TQ12 2PG - 2 February 2018
Bargoed, 44/46 High Street, CF81 8RD - 9 February 2018
Blackpool, 43 Queen Street, FY1 1HQ - 9 February 2018
Brixton, 12 Stockwell Ave, SW9 7AY - 9 February 2018
Glasgow Easterhouse, Shandwick Shopping Centre, Shandwick Street, G34 9DR - 9 February 2018
Mansfield Hill House, NG18 1LN - 9 February 2018
Woking, 15-29 Goldsworth Road- 9 February 2018
Coleford, 1 Mushet Walk, Derby Forester, DE1 1NW - 16 February 2018
Derby Forester, DE1 1NW - 16 February 2018
Leeds Eastgate, 529 York Road, LS9 6TF - 16 February 2018
Neasden Chancel House, Neasden Lane, NW10 2XH - 16 February 2018
Glasgow Parkhead, 1181 Duke Street, G31 5NW - 16 February 2018
Wythenshawe, Simon House, Wavell Road, M22 5RA - 16 February 2018
Blackwood, Newbridge House, 75-77 High Street, NP12 1YY - 23 February 2018
Brighouse, Owler Ings Road, HD6 1EH - 23 February 2018
Clapham Maritime House, Old Town, SW4 0JW - 23 February 2018
Derby, Normanton Road, DE1 2GW - 23 February 2018
Oxford Floyds Row, Aldates, OX1 1SS - 23 February 2018

Kilburn, 3 Cambridge Ave, NW6 5AH - 2 March 2018
Lanark, Atholl House, 55-57 Bannatyne Street, ML11 7NR - 2 March 2018
Liverpool, Edge Hill, Kinglake House, Shenstone Street, L7 3PF - 2 March 2018
Boston, Crown House, PE21 8SJ - 9 March 2018
Hammersmit,h 22 Glenthorne Road, W6 0PP - 9 March 2018
Herne Bay, 22 -26 Bank Street, Kent, CT6 5EA - 9 March 2018
Wellington, 67 New Street, TF1 1NW - 9 March 2018
Whitstable, 133 High Street, Kent, CT5 1AP - 9 March 2018
Winsford High Street, CW7 2AH - 9 March 2018
Croydon, 17 -21 Cherry Orchard Road, CR9 6BX - 16 March 2018
Liverpool, Wavertree, 92 High Street, L15 8HQ - 16 March 2018
Telford, Church Street, Madeley - 16 March 2018
Tunbridge Wells, 88 Grosvenor Road. Kent, TN1 2AX - 16 March 2018
Coventry Tile Hill, CV4 9GR - 23 March 2018
Kings Lynn, Lovell House, Street Nicholas St, PE30 1LR - 23 March 2018
Wandsworth, Jessica House, Red Lion Square, SW18 4LS - 23 March 2018
Leytonstone, Robart House, 1-3 Lemna Road, E11 1JJ - 30 March 2018
Redditch, St Stephens House, Prospect Hill, B97 4DL - 30 March 2018

Hounslow, 10 Montague Road, TW3 1LE - 6 April 2018
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Re: 87 Jobcentres over the next 7 months to close

Post by El-dudeareno on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:31 pm

Thanks for the list KatiLB Very Happy . Also does anyone know what will happen to claimants at these JCP's, will they be offered a suitable choice of new JCP location or will it be the normal mess up with the DWP? pale
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Re: 87 Jobcentres over the next 7 months to close

Post by KatiLB on Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:12 pm

El-dudeareno wrote:Thanks for the list KatiLB Very Happy . Also does anyone know what will happen to claimants at these JCP's, will they be offered a suitable choice of new JCP location or will it be the normal mess up with the DWP? pale
well I'd hope they would be given the choice of attending another JCP office ... but it'll probably be (as you say) another monumental c**k-up Mad
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Re: 87 Jobcentres over the next 7 months to close

Post by KatiLB on Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:18 pm

More:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dan-carden/jobcentre-closures_b_17694912.html
Having to travel further and more complicated routes to access job centres will disproportionately affect the disabled and those with mental health issues or caring responsibilities​​. For some of the most vulnerable people this will mean finding another fiver per appointment for bus fares - quite literally taking the food out of people’s mouths. The result will be more sanctions, more hardship, and even fewer people finding a way into secure, well-paid jobs.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-streamlined-jobcentre-plus-network-with-more-support-for-jobseekers
Today’s announcements include proposals for:

merging 78 smaller Jobcentre Plus offices in urban areas with larger ones nearby
co-locating around 50 Jobcentre Plus offices with local authorities or other community services to provide joined-up services for the local community with all services in one place
closing 27 back office buildings around the country and developing larger, more efficient processing sites including opening 5 new large service centres across the country in a phased approach starting in 2018
retaining over 700 existing offices
re-organising our corporate centre to make maximum use of 6 regional corporate hubs, including establishing a new office in central Manchester
The planned changes will be made in consultation with staff taking into account the impact on benefit claimants and DWP staff. The vast majority of staff will have the option to relocate or offered alternative roles.
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Re: 87 Jobcentres over the next 7 months to close

Post by Tarquin Flotsam on Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:10 pm

I was discussing this with my work roach just the other week. My previous JCP which I'd escaped from (mainly due to continual harrassment from them) is now merging with the one where I am now. The jobcentre I'm at now is much bigger, 4 floors including ground floor, and one thing I like is none of the desks are that close to each other so conversation with the roach is a little bit more private. My previous jobcentre had just the 2 floors and all desks were pretty much tight to each other.

Anyway, apparently ALL the staff from my previous are moving to my current jobcentre, not really something I'd wanted to hear. So I'll probably be seeing the likes of AssWipe very soon again... Mad

It's a difference of about 4 miles between the 2 jobcentres, so like it says in the Huffington Post, it'll be difficult for many claimants finding the extra cash for bus fares...
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Post by Caker on Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:28 pm

I suspect that more people might become eligible for postal signing, if the regulations for that still apply.

I think there could be a move toward electronic signing. I suspect that will be based upon compliance with providing evidence via the UC portal pale
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